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x ' V H. M. JOHNSTON. .
V SCXPHUR SPRINGS Texas. July' IX
In this tho horn town of the expelled
senator" - ud the bom county of the
Cumby blacksmith O. B. Colquitt iu
greeted with a rousing reception today
at the depot . The hand and several hun-
dred people awaited his arrival and many
mori were at the hotel. After he ar-
rived ' there this afternoon the opera
; houae u crowded to the doors there
.being probably 100 people crowded In It;
fend though the Ni eat was Intense his
.'audience remained throughout bis two
hours' speech. -
r Hon. J. H. Denemore Introduced the
candidate who when he was seen enter-
lng the hall and again when he arose to
speak was accorded an enthusiastic re-
"In this race" said the Kaufman coun-
ty candidate "I bring to you a message
of political peace and legislative rest
Davidson Poindexter and Johnson are
sowing the seeds of political unrest and
'-" And the speaker dwelt at length upon
his. advocacy of peace for the people of
'Texas and it was very evident that his
audience was In sympathy with this doc-
trine. -. While discussing the right of loeaT self-
government and home rule the speaker
thought Governor Tom Campbell and
Dr. George Rankin want to sit In their
offices and dictate to the -people of Hop-
kins county; but so far as he was con-
cerned he ould rather trust the people
jof Hopkins county to regulate and con-
trol themselves than to risk It to Torn
Campbell and the legislature sitting In
' RIGHT OF INSTRUCTION.
And he thought the people of Hopkins
county should not want to surrender
( their rights under the constitution of In-
dividually instructing representatives In
khe legislature but instead should Insist
iipon this right.
; He referred to W. J. Bryan's carrying
' out the will of his constituency though
the National platform called for opposite
action while Bryan was in congress from
Nebraska; and notwithstanding this Mr.
Colquitt remarked that "some people in
Texas who love W. J. Bryan are seeking
to convey the impression that the people
have no right to instruct their Individual
representatives In the legislature."
In his' discussion of his loyalty at all
times and the disloyalty frequently of
his opponents to the democratic party
I the candidate was-frequently interrupted
with enthusiastic applause. In this con-
nection he told of Davidson's recom-
mendation of Wright Cuney the negro
republican reading the corrobatory tele-
gram from Washington on his charge
that Davidson signed the petition to
' President Cleveland asking the retention
In office of the negro at a time when
Senators Coke and Mills were seeking
the negro's replacement with a white
"I never recommended a negro for
. a public office when a democrat was
asking for it. as Davidson did" con-
' tinned the speaker. In this ' telegram.
which has been Drlnted in these col-
- limns. It la said that but four men signed
it who voted the democratic ticket at
the previous election and he asked
whether or not Robert Vance Davidson
was included in this four. "And If he
was" added Mr. Colquitt "I challenge
him to go into the ballot box at Galves-
ton and show the proof."
RETORT TO J0HN80N.
In a discussion of his refusal to bow
to Campbell Rankin and others the
candidate created an unusual outburst of
applause when he asserted that he gets
his democracy from the constitution and
not from Tom Campbell and his religion
from the Bible and not from Dr. Ran-
kin. And he added that he isn't afraid
of political annihilation nor political de-
He spoke of the speech of Cone John-
son In Helton yesterday in which that
candidate had asserted that he (Col-
quitt) wanted to provide for Ignoring and
. the violation of the Sabbath laws. The
speaker added that during the campaign
Johnson had been the only one of his
opponents who had conducted his side
decently. But if Johnson says that he
would license tho violation of the Bab-
bath laws Mr. Colquitt stated that he
hurled this untruth hack Into the polit-
ical teeth of the Tyler candidate and
challenged that gentleman to show a bet-
ter record of upholding all of the laws
thnn he has In whatever office he has
held by the gift of the people. And while
discussing these untruths he suggested
that he had as much religion as any of
"Ann I have as much religion ss Dr.
Rankin and that's not saying that I
hsve a bit" he concluded.
Mr. Colquitt in an automobile started
on a twenty-three-mile ride over sandy
roads to Wlnnsboro where he speaks
JOHNSON EAPPING COLQUITT.
Devoted Much Attention to Him in
His DeLean Speech.
BY E. A. HOWELL.
DE LEON. Texas July 12. Cone John-
son spoke here this morning to about
MOO people. Trains over the Texas Cen-
- tral from east and west run. bringing
many outsiders. Mr. Johnson was met
by a large crowd of people at the depot
and Immediately repaired to the place of
W. E. Lowe of De Leon was the first
to speak and made a strong argument
against Poindexter and In favor of Mr.
C G. Foust of Dublin also spoke for
1 some time and at the close of his ad-
' dress Introduced Mr. Johnson. A body
of young ladles marched upon the stage
and presented Mr. Johnson with many
Mr. Johnson's voice was In poor condi-
tion and at first it was difficult to hear
him In the rear of the house.
He at once launched into the Issues of
: the campaign submission being the first
to receive his attention. He thought that
"It would fall to pass and declared that
he was the only candidate who promised
i'J anything1 to the pros after submission
!'-. had failed and that was almost lnevlt-
' - able. He said that Davidson and Poln-
. '.. dexter did not like it because they
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Manager Julius Germany .
Head of the Expiring Administration Is No Longer Looked
Upon as Friendly A Significant Request From On?
- of the Poindexter Managers.
' BY J. E. ROaSKR.
DALLAS Texas July 12. "We hare In-
vited Governor Campbell out of our
camp" Is the statement today attributed
apparently with authority to Julius Ger-
many local campaign manager of Cone
Johnson. Although It was impossible to
secure an Interview with Mr. Germany
today the foregoing assertion was re-
ceived through reliable channels and
bears the earmarks of authenticity.
If this statement Is authoritative. It
means that a lesion between the two
East Teians has occurred and that the
Tyler candidate will not receive the sup-
port of the retiring administration what-
ever may be Its worthy
. Governor Campbell has never openly
espoused the cause of any of the candi-
dates privately expressing a cordial feel-
ing toward three of them Mr. Colquitt
not having the honor to be Included In
the favored trio. It has been repeatedly
asserted however apparently with good
warrant that the governor has been
bound to Cone Johnson by ties of per-
sonal geographical and political affinity.
The Johnson followers profess to observe
an Inclination on the part of the gov-
ernor to deliver to Davidson whatever in-
fluence he may possess.
It Is understood that the Poindexter
forces also lay claan to the good will of
the present administration. The Cleburne
candidate It will be recalled rendered
valiant service when two years ago the
city of Cumby loomed large upon the po-
litical map of Texas. How happy he
could be with any one of these were the
other dear oHamers away.
But toward Mr. Colquitt at least the
governor is not laodioean In feeling nor
will he be so long as that candidate con-
tinues the exasperating practice of call-
ing attention to the blowholes In the
Davidson's vehement denunciation of
Senator Bailey last night failed to pro-
duce any permanent effect probably due
to the fact that it is generally known
the manuscrrpt from which the speaker
read was prepared nearly a month ago
and was kept in cold storage pending
the arrival of an opportune time for its.
public presentation. Senator Bailey's
speech at Chico was accepted as evi-
dence that the psychological moment had
arrived and the long-neglected document
was brought to light.
As stated In former dispatches this
move of Davidson's was an effort to ir-
ritate the senator into making some Ill-
advised assertion thus producing an
opening through which his enemies hoped
to get In a thrust. This carefully wrought
out scheme will fail Ignomlnously of its
purpose. When Senator Bailey left Dal-
las yesterday for his home at Gaines-
ville preparatory to his going to Rock-
dale where he speaks tomorrow he as-
sured his friends that he will not permit
himself to be drawn Into a controversy
and thus lend himself to the plans di-
rected against him. He has repeatedly
announced that his Interest in the pres-
ent ' campaign Is purely personal and
perhaps It may at somtrme dawn upon
the Davidson Johnson and Poindexter
camps that he means what he says. It
remains for Johnson and Davidson to ar-
utes. he argued that the legislature had
the same right to enact a prohibition law
as any other kind. He ridiculed Poln-
dexters three-mile law and spoke of the
former's saloon property and Indifference
After dwelling briefly on Davidson he
began on Colquitt ftrltlclslng him and
his political history revewing his plat-
form of four years ago and comparing
It with his present one.
He closed with a discussion of what
would happen to the submission question
In the event that Colquitt was elected
and compared it with what his (John-
son's) progrsm would be. He was fre-
quently applauded at the close of his
IN RED RIVER COUNTY
Judge Poindexter Had Three Audi-
ences to listen to Him.
BY JOHN E. BELL.
BAGWELL Texas. July It. Judge
Poindexter spoke to over 3000 people In
Red River county today. His first speech
was at Annona at 10 a. m. He was met
there by seven automobiles from Clarks-
vllle which accompanied him to the lat-
ter place where he spoke to a large
crowd at the opera house at 1:30. Im-
mediately after finishing there he was
taken In an .automobile to Bagwell
where he spoke at 4:30 and later at Ful-
brlght at 8 p. m.
At Clarksvllle he was Introduced by
Judge J. R. Kennedy a prominent law-
yer. Poindexter devoted a great part
of his time to proving his own record as
a prohibitionist and in criticising John-
son. The speech in the main was sim-
ilar to those reported in the daily press
for the past week.
The judge was very bitter in denounc-
ing the men who are opposing him. He
waxed very wrathful about the reported
speeches of Johnson on Monday In which
Cone warned the people to look out for
false campaign reports. Mr. Poindexter
claims to be confident of election and de-
clares he will receive more votes in
twenty counties than Johnson will re-
ceive In the whole State.
He also challenged Johnson to produce
evidence which Johnson claims to hold
that there was money used to defeat
submission two years ago and stated that
Johnson was compounding a felony by
withholding the evidence If he had it.
The daily press of the State was hand-
ed a few raps as was also Mr. Edwards
Johnson's campaign manager who Poin-
dexter claims Is a dled-ln-the-wool antl.
The speeches were all well received
and frequent applause testified to the
audiences' appreciation especially so at
his explanation of the three-mile law
and upon ridiculing statutory prohibi-
tion. .'.-"' ' '" '
Eulogy of Senator Bailey was the clos-
ing feature of the speeches and -each
time prolonged applause was Indulged
in at the mention of the senator.
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A SIGNIFICANT CHEEK
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Was That Given by a Wood County
. .. Farmer for. Colquitt. ; . ;
' IY H.M. JOHNSTON.
. WINN8BORO Texas July ll.e-0. B.
Colquitt reached here at' I o'clock after 'a
memorable twenty-three-mile' automobile
ride from Sulphur Springs. .Ba was. the
guest of his friends. Including two. of his
brothers. -r:: : V: '...
He spoke tonight on a temporary plat-
form on th street where somethlnf like
1000 people. Including many ladles had
gathered ahaira having been provided for
about-half of those who listened to Mm
Be was introduced oy his lifelong
friend Hon. Charles Hi Morris In a most
complimentary speech. . --
Mr.CoIquitt briefly: outlined the 'poli-
cies and principles which he Is advocating
and was frequently Interrupted by out-
bursts of applause. He took occasion to
utterly repudiate the statement In circu-
lation that he Is not tn favor of the en-
forcement of the Sabbath and gambling
laws asserting that he Is unequivocal!
In favor of the enforcement of all lljuor
and gambilog laws; and he created quit
rue It out as to which Is the 'logical antl-
Understanding that Colonel R. M.
Johnston of Houston has In his posses-
sion a reliable poll list showing the
strength of the various candidates the
Poindexter campaign manager today ap-
proaches Colonel Johnston with the re-
quest that he declare Mr. Poindexter the
second man In the race. ' This Colotui
Johnston- emphatically declined to do.
The request of the Poindexter manager Is
significant. In view of the fact that
rumors of the possible withdrawal -t
the Cleburne candidate have been per-
sistently renewed1 here today.
' H. P. Brelsford of Eastland county
who was In Dallas today gave out a
statement In which this assertion Is
made: "There has been a distinct de-
cadence In Mr. Colquitt's strength since
about the time of the spurious P.ussejl
Jetter and a like accretion to the strength
of Judge Poindexter;"
It is Interesting to note that Mr. Drel-
ford takes seriously that which the State
has long since accepted as a clever hoax
thrown Into the campaign as lagntappe
to add to the gaiety of nations. The im-
plication is that the Colquitt forces are
responsible for the Russell letter. On
the other hand when It Is borne In mind
that the fraudulency or -such a letter Is
readily detected and that such a scheme.
If seriously tried would be known to
react upon those supposedly behind It It
seems barely possible that the Poindexter
contingent may know something of Its
authorship and that Mr. Brelsford should
be put on the witness stand to Impart
what Information he may possess on the
In the meantime Colquitt's campaign
moves serenely on. Wltbln the past
forty-eight hours a new conjeoture has
become common. Such a wealth of re-
liable statements has been received to
the effect that Colquitt Is gaining In
all portions 0f the State It is now prophe-
sied by many in each of the different
camps that the Kaufman candidate will
not only receive a plurality but will be
given a majority of all votes cast In
the approaching election. His victory Is
conceded on all hands and tire only ques
Hon now is whether It will amount
N. A. Shaw of frexarkana tonight gave
to the press a Poindexter document in
which Cone Johnson is again raked over
the coals. Tils statement will appear
day after tomorrow.
It seems that the Johnson forces are
becoming a trifle frenzied and fear de-
moralization. Julius Germany Johnson's
campaign manager tonight sent tele-
grams to twelve of the leading local man-
agers announcing that a caucus will be
held here July IB and urging that the
managers either come themselves or send
Just what Is the occasion for this action
Is not known but it may be regarded sig-
nificant on account of the fact that the
Johnson forces held a conference here last
Sunday when a statement was given out.
Reliable Information received tonight
Indicates that the Fort Worth followers
of Johnson are exceedingly depressed over
the present outlook.
a little laughter by his reference to the
first Jury which he served on saying that
the prohibitionists wanted to give the
minimum fine for a violation of the local
option law and he the only antl stood
out for the maximum fine believing this
to be the only way in which the pooplo
in local option oountles could secure a
rigid enforcement of the local option
Referring to the generally circulated
report that he won't stand by the party
platform whicn many people consider
sacred ne suggested that It had not been
written and therefore It would be a big
thing to reach the bridge before at-
tempting to cross It.
The laugh was unusually hearty when
he said that notwithstanding Cone John-
son favors women's suffrage and he is op-
posed to it. that if the women could vote
he would beat the Tyler candidate by one
hundred thousand votes: and the laugh-
ter was continued when he said that he
knew women should not have the right
of suffrage If they didn't use any better
Judgment than the men did four years
ago when they defeated him and eleoted
Tom Campbell governor.
During the course of his speech a farm-
er drove by and yelled "Hurrah for Col-
quitt." And the speaker after the ap-
plause which this started had subsided
stated that all of those driving to the
depot with their fruit and truck to take
advantage of the freight rates made by
the commission are yelling the same
thing. And the cheering broke out again.
At 10 o'clock Mr. Colquitt left for
Pittsburg where he speaks in the morn-
ing. . DAVIDSON AT FORNEY.
Devoted Some of His Time to His
BY H. QALBRAITH.
FORNEY Texas July .12. R. V. Da-
vidson arrived here somewhat belated
this morning due to the Texas and Pa-
cific train being late. He spoke to 600
people. The Improvised speaker's stand
was piled with wild flowers and potted
He was Introduced by R. P. Rhea. Da-
vidson spoke for one hour and twenty
minutes making the same manner of
talk as elsewhere. He again asserted
that prohibition was not so much an ls-
sue.ln this race as meat and bread and
the industrial and agricultural develop-
ment of this State. He gave bis op-
ponents the usual vigorous casttgatton
accusing Johnson of having spells.
"What has Pelndexter ever done that
he should be made governor of Texas;
and why should anyone want . to inflict
Colquitt upon the people of this. State as
governor?" Davidson Inquired and the
Davidson reviewed briefly hts official
career and maintained that every act of
his had as iu object the welfare of the
people and the State he served.
Many people went forward at the close
of the speech and shook. the speaker's
hand.. . t ;
JOHNSON CROWD AT HART
f Reminded One of Concluding Day of
; a Revival.
f?" BY J. F. BOYD. .
HART Texas July 11. Cone Johnson
had a' good crowd here tonight the Opera
house being filled completely. There
were people from all over the county In
the audience many farmers driving In
and a number of his Waco friends coming
here especially to lend encouragement to
his candidacy. There had been exten-
sive advertising and preparation for the
speaking which was made an event
by the supporters of Mr. Johnson.
The candidate made a good Impression.
He was speaking to friends and sympa-
thisers largely and the applause was gen-
erous. . . ..
He stuck to his text closely devoting
most of his attention to statutory prohi-
bition and his opponents. He had noth-
ing to say of or against Bailey. .
At the conclusion of the speech there
wss an old-time handshaking which re-
minded one of the closing day of a Meth-
odist revival when the exhorts Is being
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DAVIDSONS VSII!VI CHANGE
Does Nat Appeal to Them and They
Had No Hesitancy in Saying
' SoCrane's Speech in
J BY JAMES FITZGERALD.
DALLAS Texas July 12. The political
situation In Dallas becomes tense-drawn
as the time limit for the primary elec-
tion voting grows shorter.
The campalaa to date has wrought
sortie peculiar' not to say strange line-
ups. Had this correspondent been told
that Colonel W. L. Crawford and Colonel
R. K. Cowart would ever divide in State
politics he would not have been prepared
to credit what his ears had heard. But
"BUI" and "Bob" are no longer pulling
together in unburn. One single controlling
motive however still actuates them both
in the State campaign the elimination of
'Senator Bailey from the politics of Texas;
but they are not agreed as to the routes
or means to compass the senator's polit-
Colonel Bill Crawford Is still wedded to
the R. V. Davidson Idol; Colonel Cowart
has followed Crane into the camp of the
lay preacher from Tyler as the strongest
personality today tn Texas politics to de-
feat Senator Bailey and everything that
smacks of Joe Balleylsm. so-called.
Last Sunday morning the correspondent
met Colonel Cowart In front of the Orien-
tal hotel. .The colonel seems as restless
as a hen on a: hot griddle tn brooding
time and equally as anxious as to the
campaign output or call it the crop re-
sultant that Is to be when the agony shall
have ended. He greeted the correspond-
ent cordially but showed marked symp-
toms of unmistakable Hustration.
"What's Davidson's chances of being
elected governor?" he asked the corre-
spondent. "Nothing doing" replied that worthy.
"Who do you think will be elected gov-
ernor?" persisted Colonel Cowart.
"Looks like Colquitt." laconically re-
plied the correspondent.
"I am for Cone Johnson" said Colonel
"Ah!" answered the correspondent
"Have you at last deserted the cause ot
the alleged 'trust-buster" 7"
"Couldn't win In a thousand years or a
ten-mile steeplechase" said the colonel
"and I am for any man to beat Bailey
regardless and I think Cone Johnson Is
the one man to turn the trick."
The correspondent ventured that Crane
had said the same thing in effect two
Ways previously at Cleburne.
"Yes" answered Colonel Cowart
"Crane Is for Cone Johnson for governor-
Davidson can't win." And volumes or
disappointment was expressed In this con-
viction delivered unreservedly by Colo-
nel Cowart who as he withdrew asked
the correspondent If he would: "Have a
Here Is the whole story told In a nut-
shell: "Davidson can not win."
It was to be expected of Crane that he
would not want a governor elected who
would "take his orders from Washing-
ton"; but It was unkind of Mr. Crane to
Insinuate that Candidate Davidson was
"taking his orders from Austin"; In oth-
er words from Tom Campbell. And it
matters not that Crane declaims against
tho Interpretation that has been placed
upon the language employed ' by him at
Cleburne In the Introduction of Cone
Johnson to his audience. The fact Is
and Crane admits he used the words at-
tributed to him by the press and does
not deny that he Is for Cone Johnson for
governor against the held.
Judg Poindexter- Is a Johnson- county
man. .Johnson county used to be the for-
mer home of M. M. Crane. Johnson coun-
ty was Mr. Crane's home county when lie
was elected lieutenant governor on the
ticket with Jim Hogg in 1892. It was his
home county when ho was elected attor-
ney general on the ticket with Culberson
in 1X94. It was his home county when he
was a candidate for governor against
buyers and Wynne In 1SS. His political
ambition defeated in the last-mentioned
year Crane retired from politics shook
the Johnson county black land dust from
his heels and moved to Dallas to practice
law aud has lived at the head of Trinity
river navigation ever since.
There are many reasons why Crane
should oppose the candidacy for gov-
ernor of Poindexter and line up for a
strong man to defeat both Colquitt and
Poindexter. Crane was a candidate for
lieutenant governor In 1892 when the
railroad commission was the paramount
Issue In Texas politics and the Clarkltes
Jumped the regular democratic organisa-
tion headed by Jim Hogg. Poindexter ID
those years was found In the ranks ot
the Clark men and a member of the com-
mittee on platform which reported thi
"heart of oak" plank which declared
against all forms of "sumptuary legisla-
tion." Statewide prohibition was defeated
by the people by over 90000 votes five
years previously; the home rule demo-
crats were In the saddle in 1S32; and tha
local option laws on a fair test were
giving entire satisfaction to everybody
pro and antl alike. The whisky traffla
was being effectively regulated by the
people themselves In the counties which
had gone dry. Poindexter was a political
enemy of Crane's m 1892 and Crane has
a long memory. He still believes as In
1892 In "war to the knife and the knife
to the hilt" In politics and Poindexter is
a Bailey adherent. That fact alone Is
enough to put Crane against Poindexter
and Crane has grown somewhat cynical
and morose along with his cynicism and
regardless of the man who Is to Im
placed upon the altar Jo be sacrificed
to encompass Crane's oTeam of Halley's
defeat the consummation must be real-
ised somehow and Crane Is calculating
enough to believe that R. V. Davidson
is not the man to defeat Bailey with and
he Is Just cold-blooded enough to couDln
Bailey and Colquitt together and declaro
that "tills Is the pair we must defeat;
and the one man to defeat them with Is
Cone Johnson." Whether the supporters
of the Junior senator are willing tn have
it so or not. the anti-Bailey leaders in
Dallas are determined to force-the Bailey
question to the front and make It the
leading campaign Issue from this time
on to the close of the primary election
Another reason why it. M. Crane Is
disposed to favor Cone Johnson over Da-
vidson Is that Cone was active In the
campaign against Bailey in 1908 whla
Bob Davidson was at most but a passive
spectator of events who was content to
watch the conflict from his snug quar-
ters on Capitol hill and let other men
do the fighting that was to land him
a third time In the attorney general's of-
fice; and Crane has not forgotten this.
If Crane had forgotten It Cone Johnson Is
not the least bit bashful about reminding
htm of it. Bob Davidson appeared to be
too quiescent during the l0t campaign
to please even Cullen Thomas and Bob
Is paying the penalty of this quiescence
While In Dallas last Sunday Mr. Da-
vidson was the guest of Hon. Joseph E.
Cockrell at the Tatter's home. It will be
recalled that Cockrell and Gray are di-
rectors or something In the Texas Har-
vester company the reorganized branch
In Texas of the International Harvester
trust and that it jras the law firm of
Cockrell & Gray that succeeded In having
the case of the State against the Interna-
tional Harvester trust compromised for
$36000. It Is Insisted by Dallas critics
of. the former attorney general that It was
mete and very proper. Indeed that Mr.
Davidson should be- the guest of J. E.
Cockrell while In tbo city yesterday and
Colquitt men and even Davidson men
admit tonight that M. M. Crane's indorse-
ment of Cone Johnson is going to be a
big help to the Tyler man in Dallas coun-
ty. It will take no votes away from
Colquitt but is sure to take votes away
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As the campaign draws to a close men
become more convinced than ever' that
the fight. In the last analysts: is between
Cohiuttt and Johnson DariOMe men oa-
cede that Colquitt will carry the city
of Dallas by a handsome plurality over
all his competitors and that three
speeches delivered In ' Dallas county at
different points outside the city would
Insure him a handsome vote In the coun-
try boxes. The Dallas county farmer Is
not a Statewide prohibitionist; he Is a
local optlonist and If he must have
Statewide prohibition then he wants tho
statutory instead of the constitutional
kind for then. If It does not work well
he oan have- It repealed by a majority
legislative vote whereas. It would require
a two-thirds vote by the legislature to
submit the question or repeal of the
amendment to a vote of the whole peo-
ple. Men who have watched the political
game In Texas for years say that the
present campaign Is the prettiest cam-
paign they have witnessed In thirty
THE PEOPLE ABE INTERESTED.
They Realise the Importance of Up-
holding; the Constitution.
To the Editok:
In the contest that Is now very rapid-
ly drawing to a close tho gubernatorial
race seems to be having the attention
of the voting public each fellow thinks
his man Is the best and would make the
best governor. The time has come
when no fence-straddler can go Into the
governor's office. He can't teach that
the world Is flat In one county and that
the world Is round In the other. He has
got to take his text and stick to the
subject. He can't be for one thing in
North Texas then another in South
Texas. He has got to be on the old
Davy Crockett style: "Be sure that you
are right then go ahead." Colquitt is
on tho right side of the question. He
has been on the right side of the ques-
tion and will stay on the right side of
the question. He Is for the upholding
and the protection of the old constitu-
tion. He Is like the poet who saldt
"Woodsman spare that tree
Touch not a single bough;
In youth It sheltered me
And I'll protect it now."
The constitution has stood over and
protected our children while we slept;
then we should stand by its principles
and light for Jts protection. Colquitt says
says he is ambitious to be governor but
before he would for one moment Insult
the dignity and the purity of the old
constitution that he would two to one
rather see his ambitions to be governor
go down In defeat. The people of the
State are going to elect him on July 23.
His stand for the working people of
Texas ills record while In the senate
his record now as railroad commissioner
ought to elect him by an overwhelming'
majority. Since he has been on the rail-
road commission he has saved the farm-
ers of Texas no less than $20000000; and
at the same time he has not been op-
pressive. He simply requires the rail-
road to do their duty to the people and
In so doing they have made money and
the people have been benefited.
If we elect the wrong man for gov-
ernor our Btate will be set hack at least
four years. We are now suffering with
a very serious mistake. Let us not do
it again. H. M. Bryan.
IN RUSK COUNTY.
Gubernatorial Race Is Warming Up
and Colquitt Leads.
To the Editos :
The gubernatorial race is warming up
considerably in Rusk county at present.
Cone Johnson has a few followers among
the hot-headed pros. Davidson and
Poindexter men are almost as scarce as
hen's teeth except a few fence-strad-dlers
or in other words men who do
not understand the principles of the
nti-prohlhltlonlst But Mr. Colquitt's
true doctrine of local self-government
and home rule are gaining votes for him
every day. in 1906 Mr. Colquitt only re-
ceived 448 votes In Rusk county but
now many prominent men are predicting
for htm to carry the county. There aro
four newspapers In the county all ad-
vocating Cone Johnson's statutory fool-
ishness but the common right thinking
people are going to cast their votes for
Hon. O. B. Colquitt. Respectfully
Overton Texas. Lon E. Parrlsh.
The Raoe in Williamson.
(Houston Poil Sptciol.)
GEORGETOWN Texas July 12. Judge
Ed Steger of Bonham will speak at Bart-
let t and Granger bn Thursday In the in-
terest of Judge William Poindexter for
governor He will speak In Georgetown
on Saturday the 16th.
The race In Williamson county Is be-
tween Cone Johnson and O. B. Colquitt
for governor with Poindexter and David-
son far in the rear. Colquitt seems to
have a good lead over 'Johnson but John-
son Is easily the next man In the race.
k Barbecue at Walton.
There will be a barbecue at Walton
Liberty county on the 15th and Stanley
A. Beard of this city son of R. J. Beard
of the Texas snd New Orleans will speak
In behalf of Colquitt. G. B. Pickett of
Liberty will speak In behalf of David-
ipjvr kjjji "it uun
In Our Mammoth Stocks During the
Great July Reduction Sale
other Spring Suits including all
fancy woolens tweeds worsteds
'Cheviots and Mixtures at these prices
$W.OO Suits for $24.50
LIGHT-WEIGHT CLOTHE? FOR HOT DAYS. wu Km '.
Cravenetted Mohairs $15 to $30 Linens and Reps $7.50 to $15
Imported Seersuckers $12.00
Will laclude 85 Per Cent of tbe
Aotls of Texas j
Reports From Seventy-Four Counties
Involving- 140000 Voters Show
That Colquitt Is Lead-
Houston Pott Sf trial.)
DALLAS Texas July 12. Colonel R.
M. Johnston editor in chief of The
Houston Post and democratic National
committeeman for Texas Is a visitor In
Dallas. Colonel Johnston declares that
Oscar B. Colquitt candidate for governor
will receive 85 per cent. If not more of
the total anti-prohlbltion vote of South
Texas. Up to Sunday morning he de-
clares he went over detail reports from
seventy-four counties scattered promis-
cuously over tho State and Involving
about 140000 votes and these reports
gave Mr. Colquitt about 43 and a fraction
per cent of the entire vote.. He deolares
that these reports did not Include some
of Colquitt's strongholds in South Texas.
Colonel Johnston said today:
"There has been a very strong effort
made to Impress upon the voters of
North Texas the Idea that Hon. R. V.
Davidson will seriously divide the antl-
prohlbltton vote with Colquitt In South
Texas. I oan assure you and anybody
else that wants to know tbe facta that
Colquitt will poll at least X6 per cent and
probably more of the antl-prohtbltlonlst
vote In what Is known as South Texas;
snd the same conditions exist In South-
west Texas and practically so In South-
east Texas. Even In Galveston county
Mr. Davidson's home. Colquitt will poll
a large vote and possibly receive a plu-
rality. It is almost certain that he will
If Johnson and Poindexter get any -considerable
vote in that county. In Harris
county Colquitt will. I think poll at least
65 per cent of all the votes.
'Speaking of toe situation generally
the best Information obtainable con-
vinces me that Colquitt will get a large
plurality In the State and some of his
friends are enthusiastic enough to be-
lieve that he may get a majority. Up to
Sunday morning 1 went over detail re-
ports from seventy-four oountles scat-
tered promiscuously over the State and
Involving about 140000 voters. These re-
ports gave Colquitt 43 and a fraction per
cent of the entire vote and the reports
did not Include some of his strongholds
in South Texas. Since arriving in Dal-
las Monday morning I have talked to a
large number of well posted men from
various portions of the State and to
satisfy myself I have asked many of
them as to their counties with a view of
confirming the reports I speak of receiv-
ing at Houston and without exception
every man that I saw confirmed them
even those who are not supporting Col-
quitt. "Another thing that I want to say is
that while tho managers and the back-
ers of the other candidates are keeping
up a bold front right down In their
hearts not a single one of them doubts
the nomination of Colquitt.
"The question has shifted now from
whether or not Colquitt will be elected
to what his opponents will try to do to
him after he is nominated. I don't be-
lieve they will try to do anything to him
If he wins the election fairly and squuro-
ly. according 0 tllu lRW u' tne state- 1
talked to one ot the most Influential sup-
porters of Hon. Cone Johnson today and
he said lie would not bn a party to any
scheme of that kind and he did not be-
lieve Johnson's friends would. Many of
Polndexter's supporters expressed them-
selves In the same way and on the
whole 1 do not anticipate anv rudlcal
undemocratic course will be attempted
looking to the einharrasKmont of Colquitt
after Ills nomination.
"Of cours-e some of the radical leaders
might want to do something hut. If I
am not very much mlstuhen the temper
and fair deal policies of tho democrats
of Texas assure that such radical lead-
ers will find themselves without a fol-
lowing." Colquitt's Appointments.
Colquitt headquarters today gave out
the following appointments:
Grapevine Monday. July IS I p. m.
Fort Worth Monduv July 18 8:30 p. m.
Wylle Tuesday July 19 10 a. m.
McKlnney Tuesday July 19 2:30 p. m.
Lancaster Wednesday July 20 3:30
Dallas Wednesday July 20 S:30 p. rrii.
Rovse City Thursday July 21 10 a.m.
Greenville Thursday July 21. 2: SO p. n.
Celeste Thursday July 21. S:S0 p. m.
Wolfe City Friday. July 12. 10 a. m.
Cooper Friday July 22 2:30 p. m.
Terrell Friday July 22. 8:30 p. m.
C A S TO R I A Utvtmwi ?art
The Kintl Yog HnitefflEonght
$25 Suits for $14.50
$50 Suits for $18.50
$35 Suits for $21.50
J"The best way to keep
away from tho Crowd is
to lead If v ki i :
PURE MIXED HOUSE
baa- lead all ethers a-alata for U
tt ymn still Uada ; ! i
It's the American nation'! first
choice. It's the best pain made
and thoM who use it say so.
JAB. BOTE CO.. BODSTOd
DAVIDSON SUBMISSION P&02SX
Declares It Shall Be Voted 0a if
Is Elected. t
BV H. QALBRAITH.
TERRELL Texas. July tt H. T. X
vldson threw a few shells Into the ho
oltadal ot Hon. O. B. Colquitt this aft
noon addressing an audlenoe ot betw
got and 1000 at the City Tabernacle .Th
Is no question that Mr. Davidson vadi
profound Impression upon his heart
and by many it Is pronoun oed tha abl
deliverance made by the trio of gnberi
tbrial candidates who havs spoken her
Johnson Poindexter and Davidson.
Mr. Davidson was met by dslegat
of citlsens and was a guest C A '
Dashlell at dinner. . : . V .
On the stage at the tabernacle w
Captain T. L. Btanneia j. a. wnitru
R. P. Rhea and
R. Humpass. The last named gantletr
Introduced the speaker and extolled 1
vldson's varied publlo services especix
for tne service rendered the oity of O
veston following the great disaster
1UU0. His services as attorney general
the State of Texas for five years
received honorable mention.
Mr. Davidson spoke for one hour a
a half. In the beginning he referred
the attempt of his opponents to an
this a campaign of one issue when It i
in reality of many Issues tabor sohoi
development of western territory. '
proper care of the old soldiers etc
the submission question he put Coin
Johnston of The Houston Post and CI.
ence Dusley of the Fort Worth Rec
and O. H. Colquitt In the same oatesu
saying that they should Join tho rep
Mean party where they belonged as ti
party was opposed to submission and
posed to the teachings and principles
the democratic party. ..
In this connection he Said that he i
what ho could as a private cltlsen
have the last legislature submit t
question to the. people: hut 'that"!
whole legislature was blocked by at
five Influential citlsens of the Btate.
promised that the question ; of .jguhrr
slon should be voted on If he were elei
ed as he fully expected to be.
In speaking of his record as attorn
general in connection wljh the Watt
Pierre Oil company and other corpot
tions he referred to the unpleasantni
that his bringing of the suit agalr
Pierce hak brought him Into with Bt
a tor Hnlley and said that as attorn
general he was not aware of tbe fi
that he had to consult Senator Ball
when he brought this suit He re f err
to the Immense fines that he had c
lerted from this company for Vlolatl
the laws of the State amounting to
"io.OOO. which had reduced the tax n
of the State lower than any State in t
Union. This he viewed as an accompli!
ment which entitled him to the const
eratlon of the voter before he turn
him down. .
Mr. Davidson handled his opponer
rather tnmely perhaps being more
vere with Mr Colquitt than the rest J
his opposition t ) submission. He al
pokeii some fun at Judge Poindexter..
Davidson to Speak in Beaumont
(Houston Pott SftaaTi :' 1
BEAVMONT Texas July tt-iA
nouncemcnt Is made that R. VC'Davl
son aspirant for governor will come
Beaumont and deliver an address at t
ivyie opera house next oaturoay nig'
The local Davidson club will name a i
ceptlon committee and give the forn
attorney general a cordial welcome a
reception whei he reaches Beaumont.
There will be another open air p..
leal meeting on Crockett street i
Thursday night at which ' the se
candidates for county Judge vrtll r
In the Interest of their respective ct
daclcs. ' ;V '-..'j vvv'v ' ;
f v " ' . ' 1
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